A local award-winning and acclaimed hairstylist, Saadique Ryklief, will be working on Miss Universe South Africa, Tamryn Green, and reigning Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, at the Miss Universe Pageant in Thailand this month.

Ryklief, who was born and raised in Cape Town, has a stellar resumé that includes international celebrities such as the Kardashians, Kelly Rowland, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Alicia Keys, Naomi Campbell, and Charlize Theron.

He will be the only South African hair stylist at the finals and has also worked on the country’s top celebrities such as Pearl Thusi, Leanne Dlamini and more.

Representing the talent of Cape Town, Ryklief has worked for international brands such as British and Italian Vogue along with local magazine covers such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Destiny, and more.

Ryklief expresses his excitement at being given the opportunity to work at the Miss Universe pageant.

“I am truly humbled to have been offered this opportunity … thanks to Glamit Hot Hair & Beauty. The backstage hair championed by Farouk and CHI Global Educator Anna Cantu will be remarkable to witness. I look forward to personally being responsible for Tamryn Green and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ hair looks for the finale. I look forward to learning [as well as] showing my own signature techniques,” he says.

CHI haircare, a sponsor of the pageant, requested that the local distributor of their products, Glamit Hot Hair & Beauty, send a stylist to the event, and Ryklief was the first on Glamit’s list.

“We chose Saadique due to his impeccable work ethic, charismatic personality, and innovative hairstyling techniques. We knew he would be the perfect ambassador for CHI South Africa and, most importantly, fit in well with the global CHI team backstage,” says Managing Director of Glamit Hot Hair & Beauty, Inge Peacock.

This is not the first time Ryklief will be working on Tamryn Green and Demi Leigh Nel-Peters’s hair.

Miss Universe will air on December 16 2018 at 6pm local time.

Picture: Facebook/Saadique Ryklief

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